Despite the great progress made, a report entitled Women in Sport – Fueling a Lifetime of Participation states that 41 per cent of girls between the ages of 3 and 17 do not participate in sport – and this jumps to 84 per cent in adult women. The COC is proud to work and support organizations such as the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), Fast and Female, and FitSpirit whose goal is to improve these statistics by encouraging female participation in sport.
The Olympic Movement is about many things, including pushing through boundaries and achieving excellence. We are seeing more and more women leaving incredible legacies as they train, compete and live by the Olympic values.
Check out the Give Your Everything: Get Active resources for tips and ideas in engaging more girls and women in physical activity and sport.